Happy Memorial Day! Officially, today’s holiday celebrates and remembers all the brave who fought for the United States of America in lands near and far. Unofficially, today represents the beginning of summer. Days at the beach, cross-country road trips, mojitos, hot dogs, jorts — all of these begin…now.
Summer is also, arguably, the best time to get outdoors. Hiking, cycling, running, camping (and many other fresh-air pursuits) are year-round activities, but warmer temperatures and extended daylight hours make these things better. So! While we’re firm believers that today is an occasion to be outside, preferably next to a sizzling grill or a cool body of water, we’ve put together a list of some of our summer-iest stories for you to peruse between meals and activities. Use them to brainstorm for the months ahead — hopefully, there’s something here that will inspire your next warm-weather adventure.
Gear for Your Summer
The 10 Best Coolers of 2020
Looking to hide some sandwiches and 85 cans of beer from a bear? One of these will do the trick.
10 Outdoor Products All City Dwellers Should Own
Many outdoor products pack the comforts of home into wilderness-friendly packages... that make them perfect for daily urban life, too.
The Best Outdoor Products for Backyard Cookouts
The grill is the foundation of any outdoor gathering, but the requisite equipment for a proper cookout goes beyond the centerpiece cooking appliance.
Places to Visit
America’s 60 Best Day Hikes
Pack a snack, a water bottle and hit the trail.
Our 10 Favorite Campsites in America
Bucket-list-worthy tent sites and campgrounds.
The 25 Best Road Cycling Routes in America
From incredible rambles through the heartland to national park tours, coastal cruises and breathless mountaintop finishes, these are the 25 best routes for road cycling in America.
One Thing to Read
This Is Where Some of America’s Best Hiking Boots Are Made
In the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Peter Limmer makes the most sought-after custom leather hiking boot in the world.